Westerstede

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Westerstede
St Peters Church (St Petri Kirche)
St Peters Church (St Petri Kirche)
Coat of arms of Westerstede
Coat of arms
Westerstede is located in Germany
Westerstede
Westerstede
Coordinates: 53°15′N 7°55′E / 53.250°N 7.917°E / 53.250; 7.917Coordinates: 53°15′N 7°55′E / 53.250°N 7.917°E / 53.250; 7.917
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Ammerland
Subdivisions 24 districts
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Groß (FDP)
Area
 • Total 179 km2 (69 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,919
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26655
Dialling codes 04488, 04409
Vehicle registration WST
Website www.westerstede.de

Westerstede (Low German: Westerstäe) is the capital of the Ammerland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approximately 25 km northwest of Oldenburg. It is very famous for hosting the Rhodo Festival, the biggest exhibition of Rhododendrons in Europe. The festival is hosted every four years.

alt The belltower for Westerstede's St. Peters Church is housed in its own building next to the church.
Belltower for St Peters Church - The belltower for Westerstede's St. Peters Church is housed in its own building next to the church.

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